Luck was on the side of Tejay van Garderen at the Tour of California as he retained his overall lead despite finishing nearly a minute behind the stage four winner, Fabio Jakobsen, after crashing with seven kilometres to go.
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South Africa’s women made history by earning their first semi-final place at the International Tennis Federation World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event in Israel.
Roger Federer, who made a late decision to enter the Italian Open in Rome, sat out the day with dozens of other players as it rained steadily on the Foro Italico’s clay courts.
More than 300 athletes from 34 countries have converged on Ostend in Belgium for the second round of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Cup.
Slovenia’s Primož Roglič maintained his 35-second overall lead on a rainswept day of action at the Giro d’Italia as Pascal Ackermann claimed his second stage win.
The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) is hoping Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles champion Kyron McMaster will earn its first Pan American Games medal in Lima later this year as it assesses its potential for Tokyo 2020.
Top Russian skateboarder Maxim Kruglov has been handed a four-year doping ban by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
Athletics Federation of Nigeria given two-week deadline to repay outstanding debt to IAAF or face sanctions
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has been given two weeks to return an overpayment of $134,000 (£104,000/€120,000) to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) or risk being sanctioned by the worldwide governing body.
Russia’s Arina Averina will defend her all-around title at the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships that start in tomorrow in Azerbaijan against a powerful field that includes last year’s silver medallist, her 20-year-old twin sister Dina.
China’s Weiyun Deng earned her first International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup gold medal as she won the women's trap final in Changwon in South Korea.
A year after winning the Itapema Open and reaching the top of the world rankings with former partner Evandro Goncalves, Brazil’s Andre Loyola is back at Meia Praia Beach with a new partner.
Campania Youth Forum signs memorandum of understanding to promote Naples 2019 Universiade and volunteer programme
The Naples 2019 Summer Universiade has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Campania Regional Youth Forum designed to promote the event that will run from July 3 to 14 this year.
Britain’s women beat former champions China in a tense late-night conclusion to the second day of round-robin pool ties at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup in Ramat Hasharon in Israel.
A huge crash six kilometres from the end of the Giro d’Italia fourth stage proved disastrous for several of the main challengers, although not Primož Roglič, who extended his overall lead on a day when Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz claimed victory.
Paralympics Australia has applauded the Federal Opposition’s recent statement that it will prioritise significant investment in sport for Australians with a disability if elected this Saturday.